Explore the Natural Beauty of Algarve
Are you searching for the perfect holiday?
You don’t have to look any further, the Algarve region of Portugal is the perfect place for family fun and relaxation.
Renting a holiday home in Algarve puts you right in the midst of stunning natural beauty, fun activities, and interesting attractions.
The Algarve region of Portugal, perfectly situated along the country's southern coast, is blessed with endless stretches of golden beaches bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the other side by graphic, rocky cliffs full of natural caves, grottos and archways.
Here, you'll find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, like Praia da Marinha, Praia da Rocha, and Praia da Amoreiva. With over 100 gorgeous beaches to choose from, you won't have trouble finding a spot to relax or enjoy water sports.
The barrier islands forming Ria Formosa natural park were named a world heritage site in 1980. Here, you can explore the highly diverse landscape from sand dunes and marshes, to lagoons and mud flats. It's the perfect place for hiking or biking while watching the wildlife.
At Ponta da Piedade, a popular destination close to Lagos, you'll find a group of breathtaking rock formations towering 20 meters above the ocean. Ponta da Piedade provides a stunning backdrop for photo-taking as you hike along the pathways. Or, explore from the water where there are boat tours available to take you through the grottos and rocky archways.
The graphic Portuguese fishing village of Tavira is a maze of narrow, cobbled streets with brightly painted homes and shops to tour. The city of Loule has a daily market where you can find treasures like traditional hand-made crafts.
During the occupation of the Moors in the 8th to 12th century, Silves was the ancient capital where there is still a huge, red brick castle built on the top of the hill in the town's center.
Lagos is a great city for exploring sites like the Governor's Castle, the Church of Saint Anthony, the Arc of Goncalo, the cultural center of the city, Ponta da Bandeira Fort, or countless museums and galleries. Lagos also has a zoological park that is home to around 150 animal and bird species living in areas that represent their natural habitats.
The famous beaches of Algarve aren't only for relaxing. You can rent kayaks, ski jets, take boat tours, go snorkeling, surfing or scuba diving in the amazing Atlantic. For more fun in the water, the kids will love the waterparks or swimming with the dolphins at Zoomarine park. On land, there are hundreds of miles of pathways for hiking or cycling along the cliffs overlooking the ocean.
No matter where you go in the Algarve region of Portugal, stunning beauty surrounds you. The relaxing atmosphere of Algarve combines perfectly with its interesting sites and fun activities providing the best family holiday, ever.